The desert, the backdrop for the violence depicted in ‘Sicario: Day of the Soldado.’ (Photo by Rachel Lynette French on Unsplash)

Misinformation cinema: The danger of films like ‘Sicario: Day of the Soldado’

Why do we go to the movies? Often it’s to escape — to let the lights go down and get lost in a story. Sometimes we watch a movie up for awards, usually so that we can talk about why we thought the awards were wrong. Other times — perhaps less often than we should — we watch films about social issues, to empathize with people with vastly different experiences.